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Calendar Review
Life & Art of Grant Wood
presented by Lea Rosson DeLong
Date: 1/29/2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Kirkendall Public Library
1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Grant Wood was born on a farm near the small town of Anamosa, Iowa in 1891. By painting simple scenes of the land and people he knew best, he helped create an all-American style of art. When Grant Wood’s iconic American Gothic won third place in a big show at the Art Institute of
Chicago, his popularity soared.

Art historian Dr. Lea Rosson DeLong is recognized world-wide as an expert in American realist painting. She has concentrated on American art of the
Depression era, curating exhibitions and writing about the southwestern painter Alexandre Hogue and about New Deal art of the Midwest.

Lea Rosson Delong received her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.